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Rush - "The Spirit of Radio" (animated video)

Begin the day
With a friendly voice
A companion, unobtrusive
Plays the song that’s so elusive
And the magic music makes your morning mood

Off on your way
Hit the open road
There is magic at your fingers
For the Spirit ever lingers
Undemanding contact
In your happy solitude.

Invisible airwaves
Crackle with life
Bright antennae bristle
With the energy
Emotional feedback
On a timeless wavelength
Bearing a gift beyond price -
Almost free…

All this machinery
Making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted
It’s really just a question
Of your honesty

One likes to believe
In the freedom of music
But glittering prizes
And endless compromises
Shatter the illusion
Of integrity

“For the words of the profits,
Are written on the studio wall,
Concert hall -
Echoes with the sounds…
Of salesmen.”

Το συγκρότημα Rush
Συμπληρώθηκαν φέτος σαράντα χρόνια από την κυκλοφορία του δίσκου των Rush, "Permanent Waves". Οι Καναδοί progsters για να τιμήσουν την επέτειο επανακυκλοφόρησαν το album σε μία "χορταστική έκδοση" με μπόλικα καλούδια Το εναρκτήριο τραγούδι του "Permanent Waves" (και στην αρχική έκδοση και στην επανακυκλοφορία) ήταν ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα "σουξέ" των Rush, το "The Spirit of Radio", για το οποίο δημιουργήθηκε νέο βίντεο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Permanent Waves, here is the new conceptual music video for “The Spirit of Radio”. The animated video captures the magic, spirit and growth of the FM radio format with a nostalgic nod to the pioneering DJ’s broadcasting music into homes around the world.

The video also pays homage our late brother and fellow bandmate Neil Peart whose music and lyrics continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of the fans. “The Spirit of Radio” is the first single off 1980 album Permanent Waves, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and No. 3 in Canada.

It is Rush’s seventh studio album and entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 51 in the U.S., No 22 in Canada, the Top Twenty on the U.K. Singles chart and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group recently released a new, expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the 1980 release, Permanent Waves.

Permanent Waves-40th Anniversary is available to fans in four distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) two-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) three-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) Deluxe Digital Edition. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the first entertainment radio broadcast from the XWA studio in Montreal as well as the first licensed broadcasting station in the U.S.»

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